Have you been surprised by power cable changes? s


Having been listening to music for over 30 years the tweak I had resisted was power cables and mains blocks. 

I took the plunge spent £400 on mains cables and a mains block through Mark Grant cables in the UK. All hand made. It was easy for me as he lives 15 mins away.

The quality of the product is excellent the sound difference, just tighter, clearer, no noise,  it is like lifting a veil off the speakers the whole sound just seems clearer, greater separation and increasing the width, height and depth.

I recommend you look at your power cables and mains block rather than spend £0000's on new boxes. I wish I had taken the plunge years ago. I have never heard Marc Cohn or Jackson Browne sound so good. 

I have a nice set up. Amplifiers Croft Epoch Elite and Croft Twinstar 1 both modified by Glenn Croft,  Melco Streamer, Exposure Dac and Piega Classic 40.2 speakers with Lfd Speaker cable and BK sub Xxl 400. I could not be happier.

Enjoy the music. 


shefwed
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I was not surprised with the improvements brought to SQ with power cord upgrades bc of the authoritative experiences of so many posters on this site, and the very basic understanding that everything that makes these black boxes work is driven by power ('cept for maybe the cartridge but I don't know anything about those yet), and power like anything can have induced variability in countless ways for countless reasons, none of which could help with the fidelitious reproduction of music.  Wouldn't good cord design help remove or avoid some of that? 

Plus I did one a/b comparison and yeah, no reason to even try a again other than staying objective with the methodology. 

A tougher question for those with limited time and money is what's the best bang for the buck with their chosen equipment?  How do you know you've gone far enough on the cost/return curve and it's time to move on to something else?  I could in theory spend the next several months comparing power cords, conditioners, receptacles, noise reducers and whatnot, but would this be time well spent or not compared to say room treatments or other cables or isolation devices?

And btw I loved the straw analogy, I will be using that one for sure! 
I don't mean to be combative, but I just don't see how a large wire gauge power cord can supply more power to your amplifier than a smaller gauge power cord as long as both power cords have equal or larger size wire than what is the wall from the circuit breaker to the outlet. 

It would seem that putting a larger pipe on a smaller supply pipe couldn't increase the available supply. Am I missing something? 

Gary


gakman
...I just don't see how a large wire gauge power cord can supply more power to your amplifier than a smaller gauge power cord as long as both power cords have equal or larger size wire than what is the wall from the circuit breaker to the outlet ...
I don't think anyone here has claimed otherwise.